The most popular treks in Nepal

The most popular treks in Nepal, based on number of trekkers. Will assist you further with selecting your favorite trekking destination in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp:

Everest Base Camp refers to the two opposite base camp North and South Base camp. Altitude of North base camp is 5150m (28°8'29''N 86°51'5''E) which lies in Tibet where Altitude of South base camp is 5364m (28°0'26''N 86°51'5''E) which lies in Nepal. These camps are the campsites on Mt. Everest for mountain climbers during their ascent and descent.

The Everest base camp trek on the south is the famous trekking routes where many trekkers from different countries visit each year. Most of the people fly from Kathmandu to Lukla because there is no transportation facility between Kathmandu and Lukla. Necessary goods are transported by planes. Trekking starts from Lukla where trekkers trek upwards to Namche Bazar (3440m) following the village of Dudh koshi river. It takes about 2 days to reach the main city hub. Again, trekkers trek 2 days to reach Dingboche (4260m). Another 2 days reaches to the Everest base camp Gorakshep where they trek to the flat field Kala Patthar (5545m).

Annapurna Base Camp:

Annapurna Mountain is the tenth highest mountain in the world which has the elevation of 8091 meters and the path to its base camp, which is at 4130 meters height, is one of the most exciting experiences for a trekker.

There are 2/3 routes for a trekker to reach Annapurna base camp. Trekker can take any route though they meet at Chomrong and follow the same route to the base camp. The trekker can go straight to the Annapurna Base Camp or take a long route to Ghorepani, Poon Hill or take a smaller detour to Ghandruk or both. Trekker can make the journey stop and returning stop at different villages. Of course, taking different routes causes delay in days.

Annapurna Circuit Trek:

Annapurna Circuit is one of the most famous trekking routes in Nepal. Annapurna circuit trek offers view of Annapurna I, 8091m (26,545ft) the 10th highest mountain in the world.The route for Annapurna circuit trek was just opened in 1977. The path reaches its highest point at Thorung La pass (5416m/17769 ft), touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau. It covers roughly 300 km of walking through various terrain. The trail traverses a variety of terrain in the Annapurna region. And explore the rich cultural and natural diversity. The trek offers anamazing view of the Annapurnas, Macchupucchre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang Himal. Annapurna trekking is one of the fascinating lands of biodiversity in the world. It is the largest protected area of Nepal Himalayas. The unique biodiversity, the scenic grandeur in combination with the multicultural and multi-ethnic diversity make it the world’s most popular trekking destinations. With the objectives of achieving a balance between the environmental conservation and social economic development.

Mardi Himal Trek:

Mardi himal is situated on the north side of beautiful city of Pokhara and on the east side of most popular trek Annapurna Base Camp which is also known as the hidden gem. The trail goes along small winding paths, through enchanted rhododendron forests until trekkers climb out of the forest at an elevation around 3,300 meters.

Mardi himal trek can be finished within a week trek from Pokhara. Trekkers travel to Pokhara from Kathmandu either by tourist bus or through flight. Trekking starts when trekkers arrives at Kande, which is an hour of drive from Pokhara. Trekking trails leads to Australian Camp, Forest Camp, High Camp and Mardi Himal Base Camp and when trekkers return, they will be trekking down through the different villages like Sidhing, Lwang to finish the trekking.

Upper Mustang Trek:

Mustang is a remote and isolated region of Nepalese Himalayas. It is the one of the most preserved regions in the world which was restricted demilitarized area. Life of Mustang resolves around tourism, animal husbandry and trade. The Upper Mustang comprise of two- third of Mustang district of Gandaki region, Nepal. Most of the people living in Mustang lives near Kali Gandaki River 2800m to 3900m above sea level.

The capital of Mustang district is at Jomsom (8km of south kagbeni) which has airport since 1962 which has become main tourist point. Upper Mustang is on an ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet which is 4660m passing through Himalaya West of Sikkim. Foreigners need the special permit to enter Upper Mustang where most of the people used to travel by foot in 15th century. Thousands of trekkers visit Western in each year. August and October are the months peak visiting month.

Manaslu Trek:

Manaslu Trekking (officially opened to trekkers in 1991) is a thrilling trekking trial leading towards the world's 8th highest mountain, Manaslu (8,163m). Manaslu Trek encounters an interesting mix of authentic Hindu and Tibetan style Buddhist village with great pristine of mountain views, rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty, biological diversity and genuine adventure. As with many trekking areas in Nepal, the best season for trekking in the Manaslu region is in the fall, post-monsoon season (late September-November) and the spring (April-May).

Langtang Valley Trek:

Langtang Valley is among Nepal’s top trekking destination. The valley blends Tibetan lifestyle with amazing. Langtang valley trekking is also called the valley of glaciers trek. Langtang is the closest place to get the massive snow-capped mountains and beautiful glaciers. This valley is located only 19 miles north of Kathmandu. The whole valley is dominated by Mount Langtang Lirung (7246 m/23766 ft) and offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy lawn and meadows. Langtang Valley trek starts from Syabrubesi (1470 m) where trekkers trek up to Kyanjin Gompa (3870 m). The trail combines beautiful alpine forest, extended pastures, glaciers, rivers and breath-taking peaks bordering Tibet. Langtang valley experiences four different seasons- Spring, Autumn, Summer, and Winter. With these seasons’ nature, temperature and the climatic conditions also change.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek:

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is one of the great Himalayan trails, which covers the eastern part of Nepal. The term “Kanchenjunga” stands for crystal clear in Nepal. Kanchenjunga (8586m) is the third highest mountain in the world and is also popularly known as the “Five Treasures of the Great Snow” i.e. Gold, Silver, Precious Stones, Grain, and Holy Scriptures. The famous Kanchenjunga is situated in North-East Nepal and is bordered by Sikkim, India. Since the mountain partly i Kanchenjunga can be seen from India, Bhutan and Tibet. Throughout the trekking, trekkers get to relish the stunning panoramic view of the massive mountain peaks such as Lhotse (8516m), Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Makalu (8481m), and many others. The trekking route to Kanchenjunga Base Camp passes through the Arun valley which is considered the most beautiful regions for trekking in Nepal. March to Mid-May and Mid-September to Mid-November is the perfect time to trek Kanchenjunga Circuit.

Upper Dolpo:

Upper Dolpo Trekking route is a remote and unspoiled area near the Tibetan border of Nepal. Only in the late eighties it opened for trekker. Dolpo is the most beautiful and least develop district of Nepal. In Dolpo, the elevation of the trail’s ranges from 1650 meters (5,412ft) to 5136 meters (16,846ft) above sea level. So, travellers are rarely visited this area because of high passes trail. It passes through beautiful valleys, interesting places, local settlements, gigantic mountains and greenery forest of pines, Rhododendrons, Oaks etc. Truly Dolpo houses incredible diversity and can be visited many times over with never having the same experience twice. Though not as extreme as its neighbour to the east, Mustang, Dolpo also lies in a rain shadow area and is much drier than the rest of Nepal and receive less rain.